Wednesday 1 March 2006
March 01, 2006
Afghanistan: UN Drug Agency Promotes 'Alternative Development' For Curbing Poppy Cultivation
Is there any better crop? (AFP) In a report released today in New York, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) says almost all of the heroin entering Europe comes from Afghanistan. The INCB also says that the strategy of encouraging opium-poppy farmers to switch to other crops is not working and that an "alternative development" approach is needed.